Blue Blissdom Lampwork Glass Earrings
These fun and funky white, blue and black earrings are made with 14mm beautifully detailed solid color lampwork glass beads . They are accented with black obsidian beads. The earrings dangle approximately 1 3/8 inches long. details »
Couture Derby Hat
Another gorgeous new Hat from my collection, made of beige/Lt Olive Taffeta with champagne printed roses all over the brim. adorned with Green peacock Flue feathers and a Beautiful Large Silk rose.
Lavender, Plum and Yellow Glass Soap Dish
Elegant and contemporary style soap dish in lavender, plum and yellow opaque glass, with a cover of black and clear collage glass. This one was inspired by some lovely little pansies in my garden this Spring. Perfect for your bars of beautiful soap, this dish has 2 raised bars… details »
Red and White Heart Valentine Quilted Fabric Postcard
This red and white Valentine from FabricGreetings is simplicity in itself. It features a red heart appliqued to a red and white floral background. The applique is done with a decorative machine stitch and features a small heart. A printed “happy valentines day” ribbon is also appliqued to the… details »
Garnet and 14k gold filled hoops
Small 14k gold filled circles have been wire wrapped with smoothed, faceted garnet rondelles. Each circle features 15-16 of these gorgeous magenta red gemstones. They remind me of little raspberries. Each hand formed and hammered circle drop hangs from small hand formed and hammered 21 gauge 14k gold filled… details »
Kangashrew the flannel monster
Kangashrew is flannel with securely stitched felt detail and measures 12″ in height. Like all of the flannel monsters, Kangashrew was designed to be cuddly yet durable. I make all of these adorable monsters with the same care I put into the original monsters I made for my son’s… details »
Please welcome the newest contributor to Try Handmade: Rebecca Hadfield! Every week she will be bringing you eco-goodness with her column “Going Green.”
Please stop by the comments section after reading her first post and make her feel welcome!
With the rapid advance of technology, the electronics manufacturing industry is disposing of its obsolete parts at an alarming rate, making e-waste a concern to both the industry itself, as well as the public. By diverting unused computer and electronics components from the landfill and into our jewelry boxes, crafters such as Ruth Smith are leading the eco-crafting brigade.
As soon as Erika gave me the go-ahead to write the “Going Green” column on Try Handmade, I knew my first piece would be about Ruth Smith of PeriwinkleDzyns. Not only is Ruth a friend of mine, she is an an amazing crafter whose work is innovative, clever, and eco-friendly. Her beyond-cool jewelry appeals to such a broad audience – from the geeks to the chic. “Initially, I expected it to only appeal to geeks. You know, IT workers like myself; gamers, computer nerds and such”, says Ruth.
I just checked back in on Ric Stultz a year later, and you have to check out these bold new pieces of his.